SQL Server Database Administrator NGO Careers – One Acre Fund (OAF)

Job Title:    SQL Server Database

One Acre Fund (OAF)

Duty Station: Kampala,

About US:

One Acre Fund (OAF)
is an International NGO that supports smallholder farmers to increase their
harvests and thus increase their incomes with a strong footprint in Kenya,
Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. In these countries our 3,000+ strong staff
serves over 200,000 smallholding farmers and helps them to grow their way out
of hunger and poverty. To do this, One Acre Fund provides farmers with
high-quality inputs like seed and fertilizer, financing, and training.

Job Summary:  The SQL Server Database Administrator will
build and improve on our current database architecture, as well as plan ahead
for future scaling. In addition, the SQL Server Administrator will assist with
trainings when One Acre Fund expands to new countries.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Database backups
and security

  • Create and maintain security policies for developers connecting to
    SQL server.
  • Monitor and test automated backups, ensure offsite storage, and
    perform consistency checks.
  • Evaluate server performance and make recommendations for
    improvements to the server administrator
  • Maintain and test disaster recovery and emergency failover
  • Database architecture ownership and performance tuning
  • Make recommendations on the database schema to meet business
  • Make recommendations on database structure to conserve space and
    ensure sustainable storage requirements
  • Monitor indexes and query execution plans and suggest improvements
  • Implement archiving strategies
  • Communicate with our developers and field operations team
  • Act as gatekeeper for direct data manipulation/cleaning requests.
  • Create scripts for setting up a test environment with production
    data for developers.
  • Create and maintain a training environment tailored to different
    country program needs.
  • Assist with database architecture changes and staging data


  • Maintain and improve field location database maintenance scripts.
  • Monitor field location database performance.
  • Monitor replication performance.
  • Assist local IT staff with troubleshooting in case of connectivity
    problems with the database.


  • Our IT needs keep growing and the SQL Server Administrator may be
    asked to help out in other areas occasionally.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • A minimum of five years of work experience and ideally a
    demonstrated passion for our mission.
  • Excellent communication skills. The person in this position will
    have to communicate with team members remotely on a regular basis.
  • Strong previous experience in database administration
  • Experience with database optimization strategies, query plan
    analysis and resource profiling
  • Experience with replication a plus
  • Expert T-SQL skills, strong scripting skills, and the ability to
    create clear documentation.
  • Previous experience with server/network administration a plus.
  • English required; French a plus.
  • A tremendous attention to detail

How to Apply:

All candidates
should submit an updated Resume/CV, not exceeding more than 1-2 pages, which
includes, Education, Work Experience, Specialized/Technical Skills,
Achievements/Awards and any other Experience (Volunteering, Extracurriculars,
etc). References do not need to be included, and will only be required upon
request, after the final interview

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Deadline: 29th June 2019

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